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Ancelotti and Bilic name unchanged teams for Gameweek 2 opener

It’s as you were for both Everton and West Bromwich Albion in the opening match of Gameweek 2.

Fresh from a 1-0 win at Spurs, Carlo Ancelotti has gone with the same XI that impressed there.

That means another start in the front-three for James Rodriguez (£7.5m), who was highly sought-after in the Fantasy Premier League transfer market this week.

The Colombian international is joined at that end of the pitch by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.1m) and Richarlison (£8.0m), both of whom scored or had chances to in Gameweek 1.

The midfield trio of Allan (£5.5m), Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) and André Gomes (£5.5m) gets another chance to dictate proceedings in front of an unchanged back-four.

Lucas Digne (£6.1m) is at left-back, Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) on the right-hand side of Michael Keane (£5.0m) and Yerry Mina (£5.5m).

Considering his slight personnel issues, Slaven Bilic has named a five-man defence once again, despite conceding three times at home to Leicester last time out.

Branislav Ivanovic (£4.5m) is not ready for involvement yet, so Kieran Gibbs (£4.5m) and Darnell Furlong (£4.5m) sit either side of Dara O’Shea (£4.5m), Kyle Bartley (£4.5m) and Semi Ajayi (£5.0m).

Grady Diangana (£5.5m) and Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) provide some additional width in midfield with Romaine Sawyers (£5.0m) and Jake Livermore (£5.0m) operating centrally.

For the second week in a row, Callum Robinson (£5.5m) has been named as the lone centre-forward.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Doucouré, Allan, Gomes; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Rodriguez.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone; Gibbs, O’Shea, Bartley, Ajayi, Furlong; Diangana, Sawyers, Livermore, M Pereira; C Robinson.

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2,277 Comments Post a Comment
  1. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    You know it is bound to happen when everyone bought in Everton assets en masse

  2. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    West Brom threatening a 2nd

  3. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    WBA hit the post

  4. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Oh damnit... Was almost in 🙁

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Safe to say you cannot bank on cleanies but need attacking returns from defenders...

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Safer to say attacking returns from defenders are even harder to bank on!

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Post damn it!

  7. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    West Brom close

  8. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Holy moly

  9. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Everton Evertoning

  10. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Not sure how that's a corner tbh

  11. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Everton saved by the post

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Better than Pickford

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        🙂

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        We have De Gea though so can we really say anything?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I'd take DDG 100/100 times.

          1. djoker_nole
              2 months, 16 days ago

              I'd take the post tbh

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Imagine Hendo between the posts ?

    2. Squib
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Everton not impressive at all so far.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Everton defensive owners getting so lucky.

    4. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Classic Everton bandwagon.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yep.

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        ... bet you wish you were in it ? 😉

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Everton’s defence all over the place

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Mina awful

    6. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Still early in this game but it's strengthening my opinion that last week was more about Spurs than Everton.

    7. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Same old same old Everton

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        new Everton ?

    8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Carloooh no

    9. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Baps for the post

    10. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I have to say, watching that Diangana goal as a WH fan hurt. Used to the pain by now of course but damn!

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Mark Noble will be saying "I told you so".

      2. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Such an obviously bad transfer from a WH perspective.

      3. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Sadly probably has more chance staying up with West Brom than he had with West Ham.

    11. Marcin the Pole
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Diangana looking very lively...

    12. ⚽️ Barry Chocolate ⚽…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Everton all over the place

    13. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Ancelotti is a fraud

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        ever read his autobiography? Well recommended.

      2. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        They were dreadful vs Spurs last weekend, Spurs were just even worse

    14. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      people already writing off Everton after 23 mins ... casuals

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Well it’s better tham makin em out to be the next Barcelona like many were lol

      2. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        To be fair, they look so disjointed right now. If they score it will probably be a messy tap in goal

        1. Mambino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          thought he stayed at Barca

      3. Drizz ✅
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You mean they were writing of WBA from the start?

    15. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I never learn. Tripled up on Everton thinking Ancelotti would fire them up to a massive win.

        They look shite

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Oh dear

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I nearly did that after a night on the scotch.

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          ... err ...

      • The Chosen One...
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        how bad must Spurs be....

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Exactly!

        2. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Well, they almost lost to Plovdiv...

        3. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          They gone and loaned a golf player to play football. U tell me

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        No wonder Noble kicked off when Ham sold Grady!

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Same old Everton. Thoughts and prayers to Bubz and everyone else who tripled up.

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Lol mate

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          ha

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Richardson with a trademark finish

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Jon?

      • Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Have only just found out that the O’Shea that plays for West Brom is in fact some random called Dara and not John O’Shea of Man Utd fame.

        Surely I am not the only one stunned by this revelation ?